David Resnikoff level-deluxe 7/23/2012 5:29:05 AM


Just Lovely

David R #1476425

Arthur Bohlmann 7/23/2012 6:04:44 AM

Very nice composition, good detail and color too #10240960

Carla Capra level-deluxe 7/23/2012 6:32:38 AM

Adorable little guy. I like the subdued colors and the light is lovely. #10241020

Susan Williams level-deluxe 7/23/2012 7:11:21 AM

Thank you, David, Art and Carla. I would have liked to move those pinecones, but it would have probably felt like a violent act to that tiny little thing. Also, mom was close and I didn't want to alarm her so kept my distance with a telephoto lens. Such is the challenge of capturing baby ducks. #10241101

Paul R. Nelson 7/23/2012 4:14:19 PM

Nice capture of a cute, adventurous duckling, Susan. The lighting and soft background really make it stand out. Good choice on the aperture and excellent focus. #10241635

Susan Williams level-deluxe 7/24/2012 7:15:24 PM

Thank you very much, Paul. (Wish I could italicize "very.") I really appreciate your comment. #10243035

Robert R. Goodman level-deluxe 8/29/2012 7:33:13 AM

Hi Susan,Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist and a favorite my friend!!! #10295826

Arthur Bohlmann 8/29/2012 7:51:31 AM

Way To Go Susan!! Hope to see this image in the fiaal round! #10295904

Paul R. Nelson 8/29/2012 8:36:19 AM

Congratulations, Susan! I'm glad the judges saw what the rest of us saw. I wish you well in the next round. #10296155

Lorna Shutter 8/29/2012 5:28:02 PM

So cute!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award, Susan!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10297836

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 8/29/2012 6:59:51 PM

COngrats & good luck on this endearing finalist, Susan! WTg!

Susan Williams level-deluxe 8/30/2012 6:34:09 AM

Thank you so much Bobby, Art, Paul, Lorna and Patrick for your continued support and good wishes. It means a lot to me! #10298913

Daniella Puente level-deluxe 8/30/2012 5:32:19 PM

Wonderful photo, congrats! #10300230

Memoriee G. Sconce level-deluxe 8/30/2012 5:38:29 PM

Congrats on this little guy.
Memoriee #10300259

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 9/1/2012 12:44:45 AM

Well, I'd say the pine cones worked in your favor!!! :) It gave it a real touch or environment and originality!!! This is a super adorable Finalist, Susan!!!

On This Wonderful BP Honor!!!

-Laura :D

P.S. Thank you for visiting my Finalist. #10302861

Neal D. Hatcher level-deluxe 9/1/2012 6:05:15 AM

Congratulations on your finalist #10303261

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 9/1/2012 6:17:18 AM

I can almost feel the softness. Congratulations! #10303303

Susan Williams level-deluxe 9/1/2012 9:56:42 AM

Thanks a million, everyone. Your comments and inspioration support are very much appreciated. #10303684

Susan Williams level-deluxe 9/1/2012 10:08:55 AM

I meant "inspirational support." Please overlook my typing -- I was overly excited. :) #10303702

Wm Nosal 9/1/2012 1:17:11 PM

Beautiful Image Susan!
Congratulations #10303981

Jeffrey R. Bange 9/2/2012 12:39:50 PM

Congratulations Susan on your well deserved finalist photo, I was away this past week and I'm just getting caught up on my mail. #10305506

Renata Gusciora 9/7/2012 3:45:27 PM

Congratulations on your lovely finalist,Susan!!!:-) #10313419

David Resnikoff level-deluxe 9/7/2012 6:55:45 PM



Now get the Golden Ribbon

David R #10313563

Susan Williams level-deluxe 9/7/2012 8:37:38 PM

Thank you all so much for your delightful and encouraging comments. And I'm happy to share the prize with this irresistable darling little duckling. #10313659

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 9/8/2012 10:18:11 AM

Perfect timing on this outstanding capture Susan!

Big congratulations!

jo ann c. #10314211

Rona L. Schwarz 9/11/2012 7:33:24 AM

Sorry I hadn't seen this earlier, Susan (haven't made it through all last month's finalists yet!) but so glad to see this now! It's a perfect capture of this little one - beautifully composed, gorgeous light,lovely soft BG, and perfect exposure. Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! #10318242

Karen Celella level-deluxe 9/13/2012 9:59:01 AM

Congratulations on your adorable finalsit, Susan. #10321408

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 9/29/2012 3:41:09 PM

Way cute and belated congrats on finalist. #10346690

Shelly Miss Webb level-deluxe 1/19/2013 9:26:22 AM

oh my gosh is that sweet !
I have never seen such a sweet photo until tonight.
You are a very good photographer.
I am still learning and I hope I will get a nice photo like that one time.
Good luck at the next photos #10523075

To discuss, first log in or sign up (buttons are at top center of page).


F/4.5 1/1000 ISO 100

This tiny duckling can't be more than a few days old and is already exploring out of its mother's reach.

Exif: F Number: 4.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 20D

Uploaded on 7/22/2012 8:18:57 PM Photo Contest Finalist

Copyright for this gallery photo belongs solely to Susan Williams. Images may not be copied, downloaded, or used in any way without the expressed, written permission of the photographer.
Contact photographer via gallery.
Log in to follow or message this photographer or report this photo.